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Oberammergau & Oktoberfest Bavarian Celebration

Duration 12 days

Destinations visited :
  • Austria
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  • Germany
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Explore Bavaria’s heartland as you sip steins of ale at Oktoberfest in Munich, see the historic Passion Play on stage in Oberammergau and indulge your sweet tooth, sampling Swiss chocolates in Zurich. Led by a Local Expert, explore the 1000-year-old Prague Castle and its stunning views of the Czech capital before the Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour, and a taste test of the world-famous beer. Visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, before immersing yourself in the beer halls and revelry of Munich’s Oktoberfest—the world’s longest running beer festival. Dial down the pace on the Glacier Express from St Moritz, as you journey over the ice-capped Alps and through the tunnels of the Albula Pass, to Interlaken’s tranquil lakes.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

DAY 1

Welcome to Prague
On arrival into Prague, enjoy a complimentary transfer to your hotel at 10:00, 13:00 or 15:30. Meet your Travel Director and travel companions tonight for a welcome drink and dinner in the Old Town.
Hotel: Le Palais Art Hotel, Prague
Meal: Dinner with Wine

DAY 2

Prague Sightseeing
Join a Local Expert for a guided visit to one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities. Start with the 1000 year old Prague Castle, where you can admire the stained glass of the St Vitus Cathedral and spectacular views over the city. Finish in the Old Town Square where the mechanical antics of the Astronomical Clock’s glockenspiel delight onlookers each hour. The city is then yours to explore. Czechs are passionate about their beer, so be sure to try the local lagers, alongside the Czech cuisine.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 3

Prague – Rothenburg
Our first stop is Plzeň’s most popular attraction the Pilsner Urquell Brewery, in operation since 1842 and arguably home to the world’s best beer. Our guided excursion includes a trip to the old cellars and a glass of unpasteurized nectar at the end. We then continue across the border in Germany and to the true medieval gem, Rothenburg ob der Tauber (meaning ‘above the Tauber River’) located along the Romantic Road. Tonight we enjoy dinner the Old Town, when the lamplight casts its spell on the quiet streets.
Hotel: Tilman Riemenschneider, Rothenburgob- der-Tauber
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

DAY 4

Rothenburg – Munich
Plunge back into the 16th century during your orientation with your Travel Director as you walk through narrow cobbled streets lined with high-gabled houses to the market square, dominated by its Renaissance town hall. With an artisan baker, enjoy a demonstration and learn about the history of the traditional pastry Schneeballen (snowball), followed by a tasting. Later, journey along the romantic heart of Germany to Neuschwanstein, a fairytale castle spectacularly perched on an Alpine mountainside. Visit King Ludwig II’s favourite castle, which was supposedly the inspiration for many of Walt Disney’s castles. Admire the exuberantly decorated apartments, including the Throne Room and Lohengrin Grotto. Reach fun-loving Munich where our hotel is located for the next two nights.
Hotel: ROOMERS HOTEL MUNICH
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 5

Munich Sightseeing & Oktoberfest
Be welcomed into fun loving Munich for an orientation tour which shows you the Feldernhalle on the Odeonsplatz, the Palace of the Dukes of Wittelsbach, English Garden, Hofbrauhaus, St Peters Church and the famous Marienplatz. Munich hosts the most famous beer festival in the world – Oktoberfest! The beer festival has been running since 1810 and now sees over 6 million visitors each year. This afternoon enjoy the festival atmosphere, amusement rides, entertainment, beer and local Bavarian specialities for dinner! With tables reserved, your dedicated host will ensure a memorable time is had by all.
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

DAY 6

Munich – Innsbruck
Journey across the Austrian border and to Tyrol, traveling to the charming Alpine city of Innsbruck, set in a valley of snow-capped mountain peaks. Your Travel Director provides an orientation of the city to see its 14th century houses of the Old Town, the impressive Imperial Palace and the delightful Golden Roof.
Hotel: Hotel Grauer Bär, Innsbruck
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 7

Innsbruck – Oberammergau (Passion Play)
Pass the magnificent Dolomites as your journey continues north to Oberammergau, situated in the heart of the Bavarian Alps and home of the Passion Play since 1634. Take your premium reserved seats to witness the world famous Passion Play, re-enacting the last days of Christ on earth. After a break for dinner in a local restaurant, the captivating performance continues into the evening.
Hotel: Oberammergau Package
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner

DAY 8

Oberammergau – St Moritz
Take in the stunning views of the beautiful Engadine Valley, as you enter Switzerland headed for the chic Alpine resort of St. Moritz. Enjoy St. Moritz’s marvellous scenery, fresh air and perhaps visit its many luxury boutiques.
Hotel: Crystal Hotel, St Moritz
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

DAY 9

Leisure Time in St Moritz
Enjoy a day at leisure to jostle with the jetset in the elegant boutiques. You may even choose to step aboard the Bernina Express to experience one of Europe’s most outstanding train journeys.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 10

St Moritz – Interlaken
Step aboard the world-famous Glacier Express for a spectacular ride through the heart of the Swiss Alps. Descend through the spiral tunnels of the Albula Pass and over the lofty Landwasser Viaduct. Picturesque landscapes of ice-capped mountains and stone-built villages, with chalet-style houses, will be in sight as you ascend to the highest point of the route, 2,033 metres to the icy Oberalp Pass. The modern panorama viewing car means you won’t miss a thing on your descent to Andermatt. Then continue to Interlaken, a beautiful traditional resort town in the mountainous region of central Switzerland. Built on a narrow stretch of valley, between the emerald-coloured waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz.
Hotel: The Lindner Grand Hotel Beau Rivage Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 11

Interlaken – Lucerne – Zurich
Continue on to beautiful Lucerne where your sightseeing will show you its many highlights. See the stirring Lion Monument, Old Town Hall, the covered bridges and the quaint square of Weinmarkt with its Renaissance fountain. In the afternoon continue to Zurich where this evening join your travelling companions at a local restaurant. Your Celebration Dinner is accompanied with wine – raise your glass to toast to your adventure.
Hotel: Mövenpick Hotel Zürich Regensdorf
Meal: Breakfast,Dinner with Wine

DAY 12

Depart Zurich
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions. Your departure transfer to Zürich will arrive at 08:00 am.
Meal: Breakfast

Top Rated Highlights

  • Package to the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau, including one night’s accommodation and category 1 tickets
  • Enjoy a demonstration of traditional pastry baking followed by a tasting in Rothenburg
  • Reserved seats at the famous Oktoberfest with dinner, a dedicated host and of course Bavarian beer
  • Experience a spectacular journey on the Glacier Express from St Moritz to Andermatt
  • A guided visit to the historic Pilsner Urquell Brewery including the old cellars and a tasting.
  • Explore King Ludwig’s favourite castle, Neuschwanstein

PRICING INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in hand picked hotels in the best locations
  • Escorted by an expert Travel Director throughout
  • Business class legroom onboard your 40 seater luxury air conditioned coach
  • Included airport transfer service on first and last day of the trip (selected times)
  • Hotels and restaurant tips included
  • Concierge service and luggage handling throughout
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Oberammergau & Oktoberfest Bavarian Celebration

Explore Bavaria’s heartland as you sip steins of ale at Oktoberfest in Munich, see the historic Passion Play on stage in Oberammergau and indulge your sweet tooth, sampling Swiss chocolates in Zurich. Led by a Local Expert, explore the 1000-year-old Prague Castle and its stunning views of the Czech capital before the Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour, and a taste test of the world-famous beer. Visit the fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, before immersing yourself in the beer halls and revelry of Munich’s Oktoberfest—the world’s longest running beer festival. Dial down the pace on the Glacier Express from St Moritz, as you journey over the ice-capped Alps and through the tunnels of the Albula Pass, to Interlaken’s tranquil lakes.